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Individual study: Designing a plant cage to mitigate damage to seedlings by burrowing wedge-tailed shearwaters Puffinus pacificus, Round Island, Mauritius

Published source details

Tatayah R.V.V., Kett G., Zuel N. & Khadun A. (2007) Designing a plant cage to mitigate damage to seedlings by burrowing wedge-tailed shearwaters Puffinus pacificus, Round Island, Mauritius. Conservation Evidence, 4, 9-12

Summary

During attempted habitat restoration on Round Island, in response to plants being lost during revegetation attempts due to burrowing activities of nesting wedge-tailed shearwater Puffinus pacificus, plant cages were developed to enhance plant survival. With modification, the cages also had additional benefits including reduction of damage due to salt spray and wind. Wedge-tailed shearwater continue to exploit areas undergoing vegetation restoration.